My 2019 in review

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Here we are at the end of 2019. This year seemed to go by very fast like a lot of past years have and I have a lot of things to tell you about ! Here we go !

My 2019 in review

Bucket List items – I crossed 9 items of my bucket list this year ! I didn’t make my goal of 12 items but I’m very happy with the items I was able to cross off . Click on the items below to read about them.

  1. Put glow sticks in a pool and go swimming
  2. have a pizza eating contest
  3. win first place in a contest or event
  4. go shopping every day for a week
  5. finish a 10k
  6. get acupuncture
  7. ride in a helicopter
  8. take a Disneyland tour
  9. get a Disney tattoo

Travel – This year I went on a summer trip to Portland OR. , went on a day trip to San Francisco, visited family in Idaho and enjoyed Christmastime in Disneyland.

Health – This year I made a big step in the right direction for my health by participating in an OCD research study at Stanford. The treatment I received really improved my life. I wrote quite a few posts about this health adventure I’ll link two of the posts HERE and HERE.

Friends and family – I got to spend a good amount of time with some of my favorite people this year. I hope to have even more friend and family time in 2020!

Work – I got hired at pet food express this year ! I love working there so much it’s a really great job . I also gained more experience in the field of massage therapy by getting my first official massage job. Even though I’m not with that company any more , working there gave me a lot of confidence as a massage therapist !

Overall this year was pretty great !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Disney’s 12 days of socks

Hello, my bucket list friends ! When I was in Disneyland this month ( you can read about it HERE and HERE) I got a 12 days of socks advent calendar! I thought it would be fun to share all the cute socks the advent calendar contained so let’s get to it ! 

 

Disney’s 12 days of socks

 Day 1 – Day one’s socks were printed with sugar cookies ! Including Mickey shaped cookies of course ! I had a hard time opening the windows to get the socks out so most of the time I just reached my hand in through the top of the box to get the socks out. Anyways day one’s socks were super cute and I loved wearing them ! 

 

    Day 2- All the socks in the calendar follow a food/ treat themes I was excited to see what sweet treat would be on day two’s socks. The next treat I got to wear on my feet was Mickey shaped cake pops and candy canes ! I love candy canes and Mickey Mouse. Day two’s socks were pretty awesome since they featured a double treat combo. 

 

 

Day 3 –  Day three’s socks were clear that this is the most yummiest time of the year! 

 

 

    Day 4 – Day four’s socks had one big sweet treat printed on them, a big Minnie Mouse ginger bread cookie ! I got a cookie similar to this when I was in Disneyland. When I look at this pair of socks I remember just how good that ginger bread cookie tasted ! 

 

               Day 5-  Day five’s socks were a fun combo of Mickey Mouse shaped peppermints and gumdrops. Two things that would be awesome to decorate a gingerbread house with. I really liked this pattern. I think it just might be one of my favorites ! 

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Day 6- Day six’s socks had a big Minnie Mouse caramel apple on them. I’ve never really thought of a caramel apple as a Christmastime treat but the way that they look on this pair of socks make me think that caramel apples might just be a perfect treat for Christmastime.

 

 

Day 7-  Over half way through the 12 days of socks ! Day seven’s socks featured a traditional Christmas treat, hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream! Of course it was in a fun Mickey Mouse mug.  

 

 

Day 8 – Day eight’s socks looked like a baking sheet full of delicious Christmas Cookies !   

 

 

Day 9 –  Day nine brought a whole line up of sweet treats with hot chocolate , peppermints and cake pops ! 

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Day 10 – I don’t remember at what point I started doing this but I was just pulling socks out of the box without trying to match them to the number . Day ten’s socks were some very cute Mickey Mouse ginger bread cookies ! 

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Day 11- Now, day eleven’s socks were really full of fun ! Stripes,snowflakes and other cool things were featured on the socks .

 

 

Day 12 – The last socks I got from this fun advent calendar were very cute ! There was one big Mickey Mouse marshmallow pop on each sock ! This was the perfect pair of socks to end this really great advent calendar with ! 

Rock On – Christina Epperly 

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Squishes art kit !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently got this really fun art kit where you color three very cute squishes! It was a great kit and I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go !

Squishes art kit !

I got this kit at Target it comes with three squishes to color along with markers to color them with. The first one I colored was the cake slice. The markers we’re good quality and colored the squishes well. I found this project to be very relaxing. My favorite part when it came to coloring the cake slice was coloring the big sprinkles . The next squishy was a cat it was my favorite of the three . I had fun coloring the cat with bright colors. The cat was cute before I colored it but it was even cuter after. The last squishy was a cute little ice pop with a bite taken out of it . Of course I also had a lot of fun coloring this one just like I did the other two. I enjoyed putting dots on it. I would totally buy another art kit like this ! It was fun and relaxing all at once and now I have three very cute squishes.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Disney Land resort candy cane !!!

Hello, my bucket list friends !I’m so happy that I was able to get one of the very popular Disneyland resort candy canes on my vacation. ( you can read more about it HERE ) I finally got around to trying my candy cane and I can’t wait to tell you about it so here we go !

 

Disney Land candy cane !!!

Today was the day I finally tried my Disneyland resort candy cane . My candy cane had been split in two pieces from carrying it around the parks in my backpack. I’m glad it was in two pieces because this candy cane is big ! When I tried the candy cane I noticed it’s bold sweet flavor right away ! I also noticed that the candy cane was softer than other candy canes I’ve had before making it easier to eat. I’m a major peppermint lover and this candy cane really had one of the best tasting peppermint flavors that I have ever had. After tasting this candy cane I know what really makes this candy cane so popular ! It has a strong peppermint flavor but it also has enough sweetness that the peppermint is not over powering. If you are a fan of candy canes I recommend trying a Disneyland candy cane !   Rock On – Christina Epperly

Bucket list #164 Take a Disneyland tour

Hello, my bucket list friends while I was in Disneyland I crossed another item off my list . I talked a little bit about it in my previous post about my vacation (you can read that HERE) but I wanted to do a more in-depth post about this bucket list item so let’s get to it!

Bucket list #164 Take a Disneyland tour

Disneyland tours are popular so it’s best to book as soon as possible. If I’m remembering correctly you can book thirty days before the date of your tour. I called to book my tour about a month in advance and I was super excited that I was able to get three spots for the day I wanted. Our tour started around 3:30 PM but we were told to get there an half an hour early to check in. Once we checked in we were given very cute pins with our names on them and listening devices so we could hear the tour guide clearly. After that we met our tour guide and the tour began. We started our tour in Disneyland but we parked hopped over to Disney California Adventure during the tour. While we were in California Adventure we all got fudge at trolley treats. Through out the tour we were entertained with various facts and stories about holiday time at the Disneyland resort. We were also able to listen to music and audio clips through our audio devices. Sometimes the audio devices were a little hard to hear but overall I enjoyed using them during the tour. As part of our tour we got to go on the Small World holiday ride. We had been on it earlier in the day but I was so happy that we got to go again. After our ride we went over to our seats for the Christmas parade that had been reserved for our tour group. Disney puts on some really awesome parades and this one was no exception! The parade was a lot of fun to watch ! I loved the dancing snowmen they were so cute ! While we were sitting for the parade we were given hot chocolate in Disney souvenir mugs ,gingerbread cookies and another pin. The tour guide did a good job of keeping the group together as we walked though the crowds.  I enjoyed this tour and I would like to take another one again sometime.   Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Disneyland Dec. 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I just got back from Disneyland one of my favorite places in the whole world ! I had a really great time and I have a lot to say so let’s get to it !!

Disneyland Dec. 2019

This Disneyland adventure started on Wednesday with a short plane ride then an Uber ride. When my parents and I got to the hotel I didn’t want to stay there long because I was super excited to go to Downtown Disney. Not long after arriving to the hotel we walked to Downtown Disney I was so excited to be back at the Disneyland resort! I took some pictures as we walked to the World of Disney store. I already had an idea of what I wanted to buy there .Some of the things I wanted were sold out but that didn’t stop me from finding some great items. Some of my favorites included a Peppermint scented Mickey Mouse pillow, a 2019 Disneyland shirt, and a pack of post cards. After shopping it was time to eat we went to Black Tap and had a wonderful dinner. After walking around a little bit we headed back to the hotel to get rested for the big day we had ahead of us. The next day we made it to Disneyland early enough to attend magic morning. Magic morning is when the park opens a little earlier for some people. We were able to go to magic morning because we had  three day park hopper tickets. We quickly got going on the rides and we also got some great pictures by the Main Street Christmas tree. We were able to do a lot of the rides we wanted to do with the help of max pass. Max pass let’s you make fast pass reservations right from your phone it also lets you download and share ride photos as well as the photos that Disney Photographers take of you. We had lunch reservations at Cafe Orleans and the food was very good. I also went and did some shopping of course! My favorite thing I got that day was the classic mouse ear hat. I already had a pink mouse ear hat with my first name on it , now I have a black pair with my last name on it . I also got to cross off a bucket list item this day. I have wanted to take an official Disneyland tour for a while now and on this trip I got to! We took the holiday tour and it was so much fun! Along with the tour we got reserved seats for the Christmas parade, hot chocolate in souvenir mugs and special tour pins. Later that night I road splash mountain and got soaked! I ended up getting some Star Wars pants because my jeans were so heavy with water ! The next day we started off at California Adventure. We rode the more popular rides first some of which are my favorites! Then I got to ride the new carousel I really like the cute cartoon like animals on the new carousel. We had lunch reservations but as we were waiting for our table to be ready it started raining pretty heavily. We stayed under a big umbrella until it was time to eat. we had a wonderful meal at the Wine Country Trattoria ,then we went to buy some rain ponchos before heading over to Disneyland.When we got to Disneyland we went on the Disneyland railroad . We rode it all the way around the park then back to Tomorrow land where we went on the finding Nemo submarine voyage ride before going back to the hotel. The next day was our last day in the parks for this trip. I started my day off in California adventure while my parents went to Disneyland to do rides. I had a very important reason for starting my day off in California Adventure. During Christmas time the Disneyland resort makes fresh candy canes that are available to buy the same day but they are very popular so you have to line up early to get one. I got to the park before it opened but when I got in the gate there was already a line to get candy canes. When I got to the front on the line I was given a wrist band and told to return at 9:00 am to buy my candy cane. I had sometime before then so I got a fast pass for the Toy Story ride. Then I took a nice and relaxing walk over to Pixar pier. When the park officially opened I rode two rides before using my fast pass for the Toy Story ride. After that it was time to go get my candy cane. I went and bought my candy cane and two Disney pins, after that  I went over to Disneyland where my parents were. I got popcorn in a very cute popcorn bucket and I rode two more rides before I met up with my parents. When my parents and I met up in Tomorrow Land we went on more rides followed by a stop the Tropical Hideaway for food  and Dole whips. We had dinner reservations at Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland hotel but we still had some time before then so we went to California Adventure for more fun. When it came time for dinner I was so excited it had been a very long time since I had been to Goffy’s Kitchen. Dinner at Goffy’s Kitchen was a lot of fun! We all really liked the food and had a fun time interacting with Goofy and his friends! To sum everything up this vacation was one on the best ones I’ve ever been on and I can’t wait until my next Disney adventure.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I love Nov. 2019

Hello,my bucket list friends ! It’s time for another things I love post ! I have some fun things to write about for this post so let’s get to it !

Things I love Nov. 2019

Idaho state museum – On the first day of Nov. I got to explore a really cool museum. I loved the interactive exhibits! ( you can read more about it HERE)

Ridding a horse for the first time in years – I love horseback ridding but it had been a very long time since I last rode. When I was in Idaho I got the chance to get back on a horse again and it was amazing! ( you can read more about it HERE )

The American Girl store – I got to visit the American Girl store this month. They had a beautiful Christmas tree up in the store. I got new shoes for my doll Clover and a book for me !

Cat ear sweat shirt – I bought this for a blog post ( you can read it HERE) but it ended up being so cute and comfortable that it became one of my favorite things this month !

Cinnamon coke – When I first heard about this drink I really wanted to try it ! ( you can read my review HERE )

Rock On – Christina Epperly